USA actively considering waivers on Iran oil sanctions

Saudi Arabia unable to replace lost Iranian oil – Iran’s oil minister

Meanwhile, the New York Times reported more harrowing details, based on a source who explained that the planned murder was "a quick and complex operation in which Mr. Khashoggi was killed within two hours of his arrival at the consulate by a team of Saudi agents, who dismembered his body with a bone saw they brought for the goal".

Other images revealed a black van later travelling from the Saudi consulate to the consul's home.

Earlier this week, Indian officials said that they hoped India could secure a waiver from the United States, because it has significantly reduced purchases of Iranian oil. Saudi Arabia has denied the allegations.

The kingdom has called the allegations "baseless", but has not provided any evidence that Mr Khashoggi left the consulate.

A pro-government Turkish newspaper has published the names and photographs of 15 Saudi nationals who allegedly arrived in Istanbul on board two private jets the day journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who has written columns critical of the Saudi crown prince, disappeared on October 2 and was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where he went to pick up a document he needed for his planned marriage.

One reason for more demand from Saudi Arabia is that the arbitrage for US crude oil cargoes is now shut, so Indian oil refiners need to procure more oil from Middle Eastern producers, one of the sources said.

Minutes after their arrival at Ataturk International Airport, two cars can be seen taking the men to Gate E, where eight of them are seen on camera passing through passport control.

Some of the traders said, however, they expected some demand destruction in emerging economies to help cap prices.

Khashoggi's fiancée, who he was set to marry last Wednesday, issued a public plea to President Donald Trump, who is friendly with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, asking him to investigate the disappearance.

In a column published Wednesday by the Post, Hatice Cengiz wrote: "I also urge Saudi Arabia, especially King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to show the same level of sensitivity and release CCTV footage from the consulate".

The footage shows some of the Saudis leaving a hotel and Khashoggi entering the consulate, walking past a black Mercedes van with diplomatic plates parked adjacent to the entrance.

"In both calls, they asked for more details and for the Saudi government to be transparent in the investigation process", Sanders said. Saudi officials haven't acknowledged that.

Khashoggi visited the consulate on October 2 to obtain documents certifying his divorce from a Saudi woman, to allow him to marry his Turkish fiancee, who was waiting for him outside.

Khashoggi had long worked for the Saudi royal family and was employed by the country's state-sponsored media for years.

Activists, members of the Human Rights Association Istanbul branch, holding posters with photos of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, talk to members of the media, during a protest in his support near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.

Before Khashoggi's disappearance, USA intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture him, according to a person familiar with the information.

Since Saturday, Turkish officials have maintained that he was assassinated inside the building, but have not provided evidence or spoken on the record.



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